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- "Every Day" is an upcoming movie that embraces diversity and LGBTQ romance on screen.
- The film is based on a New York Times bestselling book by David Levithan.
- This high school teen romance tells the story 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice).
- She falls in love with a mysterious soul named "A" who magically inhabits a different body every day.
- "A" is always the same age, but never the same person two days in a row.
- This means that Rice is shown opposite from 15 different actors of all shapes, sizes, colors, and gender identities throughout the course of the movie.
- The cast includes Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, and Justice Smith.
- Orion Pictures shared a behind-the-scenes clip with INSIDER from "Every Day."
- "Every Day" arrives in theaters on February 23.
- Watch the exclusive interview footage with the movie's stars below.
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- Natalie Portman said she didn't know her character was supposed to be Asian in "Annihilation."
- Her character's ethnicity wasn't made clear until the sequel to the book the movie was based on.
- The movie's script was written before the second book was released.
- Portman said in the same interview that Hollywood needs to get better at on-screen representation. of different ethnicities.
- Disney Pixar's "Incredibles 2" will reintroduce the world to super heroes.
- Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl are back in action, but not the way you might think.
- A new trailer aired during the 2018 Olympics, and it looks like Elastigirl is the one flexing her super powers this time around.
- Mr. Incredible will hang back and take care of Violet, Flash, and Jack Jack.
- The trailer teases the hardships of stay-at-home parenting.
- "I've got to succeed so she can succeed so we can succeed," Mr. Incredible tells Frozone while looking downright exhausted.
- The trailer also shows even more of Jack Jack's super powers, including teleportation.
- "Incredibles 2" arrives in theaters on June 15.
- Watch the full trailer below.
- Disney Pixar's sequel to "The Incredibles" is coming 14 years after the original movie.
- The first movie features 10-year-old Spencer Fox as the young Dashiell "Dash" Parr.
- Fox's voice changed after recording the first movie, so the role was recast.
- Now Huckleberry "Huck" Milner voices Dash in "Incredibles 2."
- Disney released a new teaser of the coming sequel, and you can barely tell the difference.
- An activist group demanding justice for the 71 people killed in a fire at London's Grenfell Tower in June have taken inspiration from the Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards" in a campaign on Thursday.
- The group is seeking prosecutions for the fire, which police said in September could have been caused by a fridge-freezer malfunction.
- A range of highly expensive to low-budget films have won the best picture Oscar throughout its history.
- Based on budget data from IMDB Pro, and then adjusted for inflation, we ranked the last 43 best picture winners based on their budget, from lowest to highest.
- Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet put Michael B. Jordan through a grueling weightlifting regimen to make him look like a convincing superhero bad guy in "Black Panther."
- The two worked out for six days a week in the months leading up to production. Jordan would also eat six meals a day.
- Jordan gained 15 pounds of muscle for the role.
- Calliet also worked with Jordan to get him into incredible shape for the movie "Creed."
- "Black Panther" actors Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o answered Google autocomplete questions about the movie's character and themselves.
- Boseman and Jordan were asked the same questions about the Black Panther comic character.
- Jordan proved he knows a lot about Marvel comics.
- While Boseman gave short, succinct answers to questions about Black Panther's superpowers and whether or not he could defeat Captain America and Wolverine, Jordan flexed his comic-book knowledge.
- "Black Panther edged out Captain America almost every battle that they had throughout Marvel history," said Jordan. "So, I'm going to say Black Panther is stronger."
- Maybe Jordan should have played Black Panther.
- "Black Panther" earned $25.2 million at Thursday preview screenings.
- That's the best-ever for February and the second-best out of the Marvel franchise.
- A number of Twitter users are being called out for posting fake claims of racially motivated assaults at showings of Marvel's "Black Panther.
- Many of the false claims have used unrelated photos of physically abused women.
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- "Black Panther" fans were in for a surprise when a theater accidentally showed "Fifty Shades Freed."
- Many had lined up to catch the first screening of the anticipated Marvel film on Thursday night.
- A Twitter user captured the gaffe on video, showing a packed theater watching stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson on screen.
- Movie-goers didn't take the mistake to heart and were laughing in the background.
- The theater eventually resolved the situation and showed the right film.
- Bill Hader helped bring to life the voice of "Star Wars" favorite BB-8.
- "The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams had Hader speak in a talk box while he used an effects app to come up with the voice BB-8 uses.
- Hader did not do any BB-8 voice work on "The Last Jedi," and he doesn't know if he's getting residuals for the work he did on "The Force Awakens."
- "Black Panther" earned the best-ever opening weekend at the box office ever for February with $192 million over three days and $218.2 million over the four-day Presidents' Day weekend.
- It's also the fifth-best opening ever for a three-day and four-day opening weekend, beating out 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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The Oscars' best-picture award can go to a low-budget indie darling or a monstrous hit with a blockbuster budget to match. And looking back at the winners, comparing budgets gets tricky because of inflation.
A movie that had what seems like a low budget could actually be quite expensive when adjusted for inflation.
Thankfully, Reddit user Joe Falchetto put all the work of adjusting the budgets of best pictures for inflation into one chart, so we can see what movies really cost the most.
“Titanic,” the epic 1998 Oscar winner, tops the chart of priciest best pictures by millions of dollars. Behind it comes “Gladiator,” the 2001 best-picture winner, and “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” which won best picture in 2004.
The best-picture winners with the lowest budgets adjusted for inflation include “Moonlight” (2016), “Crash” (2005), and “Rocky” (1976).
“Crash” had a budget of $6.4 million. Adjusted for 2017, that would be $8,227,472.74. The budget for “Rocky” was $1.1 million in 1976, or in today's dollars, $4,694,602.81.
This chart documents the budgets of the last 50 Oscar best-picture winners, adjusted for inflation:
The cast of "Black Panther" are clad in gorgeous headdresses, gowns, ornate makeup, and warrior gear. Many of them look red carpet ready in the film.
Some of them wore wigs and spent hours in the makeup chair to be transformed for Marvel's latest superhero movie.
Keep reading to see how the "Black Panther" cast looks outside of Wakanda.
After the events of "Captain America: Civil War," Prince T'Challa/the Black Panther returns home to Wakanda to take his place as king.
His father was killed in an explosion during the beginning of "Captain America: Civil War."
41-year-old Chadwick Boseman keeps most of the Black Panther beard intact off set, too.
Boseman picked up his accent for the movie from actor John Kani, who plays his father, King T'Chaka.
Nakia is a Wakandan spy who also happens to be T'Challa's ex-girlfriend.
She's fiercely loyal to her country and is a skilled warrior. She also has a soft spot for T'Challa.
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Natalie Portman said she didn't know her character in her latest movie, "Annihilation," was of Asian heritage in the book the movie is adapted from.
"Well, that does sound problematic,"Portman told Yahoo Entertainment. "I actually didn't know that."
"Annihilation" is about a group of scientists who venture on a mission to find a lost group of soldiers in an environmental disaster zone. It's based on the book by Jeff VanderMeer, who ultimately wrote a trilogy of novels.
The movie has been criticized for whitewashed casting of its two main characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
In the novels, Portman's character is of Asian descent while Jason Leigh's is part Caucasian and part American-Indian. Jason Leigh also told Yahoo Entertainment that she didn't know her character's ethnicity.
Her character's ethnicity is never addressed in the first book.
In the book "Annihilation," characters are referred to by their job — they're "the biologist,""the psychologist," et cetera. It isn't until VanderMeer's later books that readers learn their ethnicities.
The movie's writer and director, Alex Garland, told Yahoo Entertainment that he adapted the first novel before it was released and before the sequels were written. And with VanderMeer's blessing, Garland wrote a deliberately unfaithful adaptation of the book, without even taking the sequels into account.
"I knew at that time there were supposed to be three books planned, but I didn't know [anything] about the other two," he said.
"Annihilation" has a diverse cast overall.
While Portman and Jason Leigh don't have the same ethnicities as their characters, "Annihilation" has a much more diverse cast than the typical Hollywood film. It's rounded out by Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, David Gyasi, Sonoya Mizuno, and Benedict Wong.
In her interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Portman said movies need to do better when it comes to representing different ethnicities on screen.
"We need more representation of Asians on film, of Hispanics on film, of blacks on film, and women and particularly women of color, Native Americans — I mean, we just don't have enough representation," Portman said.
Representation in media has real-life consequences, Portman said.
"These categories like 'white' and 'nonwhite' — they're imagined classifications but have real-life consequences," Portman said. "I hope that begins to change because I think everyone is becoming more conscious of it."
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a cash cow for Disney since it kicked off with "Iron Man" in 2008.
Critics seem to love the MCU, but they especially are in love with "Black Panther." The movie currently has a 98% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out where that ranks among the 18 movies in the MCU, according to critics on Rotten Tomatoes:
18. "Thor: The Dark World" (2013)
Critic score: 66%
User score: 77%
What critics said:"The 'Crocodile Dundee II' of superhero films — in a good way!"— Slate
17. "The Incredible Hulk" (2008)
Critic score: 67%
User score: 71%
What critics said:"In close-up the Hulk is more cartoonish than scary, but when he's ripping armed vehicles to shreds? Kewl."— Houston Chronicle
16. "Iron Man 2" (2010)
Critic score: 73% (certified fresh)
User score: 72%
What critics said: "It's easy to talk about what 'Iron Man 2' doesn't do, but what it does do is so full of energy and genuine enthusiasm that it's hard to imagine anyone walking out unhappy."— CinemaBlend
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Disney Pixar's highly anticipated sequel to the 2004 hit "The Incredibles" comes with one big change — the young actor who plays Dashiell "Dash" Parr has been replaced.
This might seem obvious since 10-year-old Spencer Fox's voice was bound to change after recording the first movie over 14 years ago. But his on-screen sibling Violet was played by adult actor Sarah Vowell, so Fox is the only member of the Parr family cast being swapped out.
Disney announced Huckleberry "Huck" Milner as Fox's replacement at the D23 Expo last summer. The company also released a side-by-side look at Milner and Dash when new character posters for "Incredibles 2" were shared on Facebook.
Dash has several lines in the first extended trailer for "Incredibles 2" (including an amusing scene where he and Mr. Incredible try to do math homework together). In the short clips, it's very hard to distinguish between Milner's performance as Dash and Fox's take on the character in 2004. They sound essentially identical.
You can hear Fox in the first movie below, and listen for Milner in the latest "Incredibles 2" trailer.
An activist group in London, England, has taken inspiration from the Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" to pressure Parliament into finding a resolution to a fire that killed 71 people and injured 70 more at London's Grenfell Tower in June of last year.
The campaign's billboards, parked outside Parliament and various locations throughout London on Thursday, read, "71 DEAD,""AND STILL NO ARRESTS?,""HOW COME?" (In the film "Three Billboards," Frances McDormand's character puts up billboards in the same manner to pressure the Ebbing, Missouri police into finding her daughter's killer.)
British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a full public inquiry into the fire in July. The inquiry had its first hearings in September, and the latest development was a police statement in September that said the fire could have been caused by a fridge-freezer malfunction.
But the "Three Billboards"-inspired campaign is seeking more concrete answers and "prosecutions" for the disaster.
Vice spoke to one of the campaign's organizers, Yvette Williams, who said the campaign is trying to keep the Grenfell fire in the public consciousness, partly as a referendum on "the state of public housing."
"We were told that even as the public inquiry is ongoing, there was going to be an interim report by Easter. Now that's not happening. We want the truth. We want prosecutions," Williams said. "People up and down the country need to feel safe in their homes. None of that is happening. We think they're playing with time, hoping that the story will be downplayed."
There is no special formula to win the best picture Oscar — at least when it comes to money.
Films that range from low-budget indie flicks ("Moonlight,""The Artist") to high-budget blockbusters ("Titanic,""The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King") have won the Oscar for best picture throughout history.
And that's reflected in this year's nominees as well — from Christopher Nolan's $100 million war epic, "Dunkirk," to Luca Guadagnino's $4 million 1980s romantic drama "Call Me by Your Name."
Based on budget data from IMDB Pro, and then adjusted for inflation using an inflation calculator, we've ranked the last 43 best picture winners from lowest budget to highest budget.
43. "Moonlight" (2016)
Initial budget: $4 million
Adjusted for inflation: $4.13 million
42. "Rocky" (1976)
Initial budget: $960,000
Adjusted for inflation: $4.18 million
41. "Crash" (2005)
Initial budget: $6.5 million
Adjusted for inflation: $8.2 million
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Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for "Black Panther."
But there's one thing I can't shake about the movie and it hurts an otherwise flawless movie. It's a conversation that comes up just about every time a Marvel movie is released.
Last chance to head back before major spoilers.
"Black Panther" fails to kill off any of its lead characters. Now, before you pounce and suggest that movies don't need to kill off anyone, you're right. I'm not suggesting that's a requirement of a movie.
However, "Black Panther" toys with emotions by presenting the opportunity to kill off several main leads throughout the over two-hour spectacle and fails to follow through on any of them.
"Black Panther" has not one, or two, but four opportunities to kill off some big characters. The movie takes every opportunity at its disposal to put a lead in danger — whether it's Black Panther's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), or even Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) himself.
And it's noticeable enough while watching to be distracting. In some cases, it's even downright frustrating to tease a death when you know no one is actually in danger. We listed the characters who could have died from least likely to the most expendable character.
The first character who could have been killed: Black Panther
T'Challa was thrown off a cliff and left for dead until his body was found. We weren't really worried about Black Panther coming back from his fall. He's the main character after all, and, if you've been watching any trailers for "Avengers: Infinity War," it's clear as day that he's in the movie alongside Captain America and company.
The second person who could have been killed off: Shuri (Black Panther's sister)
Late in the movie, Shuri goes up against Erik Kilmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and it's not looking good for her.
He's hovering over her for, what feels like, several minutes as he's just, I don't know, waiting for Black Panther to dive in on cue to save her from his clutches. And that's exactly what happens.
This would have been a shocking, but impactful death on T'Challa. But Shuri had plot armor — someone needs to run that Wakanda lab and build all of the cool tech at Black Panther's disposal. Moreso, the two share this amazing brother/sister bond that normally isn't seen in a big film. She was also one of the funniest additions to the movie. You can't get rid of her! She has to stick around for the sequel.
The third potential casualty: Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman)
Ross is strapped into a simulation in Shuri's lab where he needs to take down a bunch of aircrafts attempting to carry weapons made using vibranium technology out of Wakanda. The ship is taking on a lot of damage and there's another ship trying to break into the lab that's right in front of Ross.
Shuri tells Ross to exit the simulation and get to safety. He refuses and continues to carry out the mission. He easily could have died a hero, fighting for Wakanda. But in true Disney fashion, he was not only able to complete the mission successfully but then made it out of the lab with seconds to spare before it was destroyed.
Ross isn't even a major character. He's just a CIA operative. Sure, it would be cool to have a mini "Sherlock" reunion with him and Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange in "Avengers: Infinity War," and that very well may be Marvel's plan for the fans, but Freeman really doesn't need to be in any movies moving forward so it's a bit frustrating he survived.
The fourth character who could have been killed: Okoye (Black Panther's personal body guard)
During the big fight sequence at the end, Erik (Michael B. Jordan) gets a hold of one of the Okoye's guards. General Okoye and the other women look on as he's threatening her life. Before anyone can save her, he slits her throat.
The death feels a bit meaningless, because it was a side character we barely saw on screen. Erik should have been holding the leader of the women, Okoye, for the moment to have more resonance. Yes, Danai Gurira was a big asset to the film; however, it doesn't seem necessary for her character to have to survive. Once again, Marvel fans probably knew she wasn't in much danger since she also appears in a trailer for "Infinity War" with Black Panther.
The consequence of playing it safe
If you've been on this 17-movie journey, the missed opportunity to kill off a big character starts to become a pattern and it's insulting to the audience. Here's how it works. Some B-level character or love interest gets into danger/kidnapped. It looks like they're on the verge of death. A hero swoops in and saves them in the last minute because there's no way the film can actually kill them off.
On the flip side, a lesser-tier character will wind up getting killed off without the bat of an eye. It begins to become routine and predictable.
It's a small flaw that's not unique to "Black Panther," but one that continues to pervade Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The only big character to get killed off "Avengers: Age of Ultron" was the speedster Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). But that wasn't a big deal. He was just introduced earlier in the film. Plus, Fox had recently introduced its own version of the same character in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and he was instantly a fan favorite. There wasn't room for two Quicksilver characters.
Similarly, there was every opportunity to kill off the non-superpowered Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in a heroic manner in the same film. In "Captain America: Civil War," Rhodey gets shot out of the sky accidentally by Vision (Paul Bettany) and instead of getting killed he winds up paralyzed in his legs. The guy was shot out of the sky!
When a movie or TV series fails to kill off any main characters, it robs the audience of the opportunity to experience real fear for a character's life. Every fight, fall, or potential threat feels empty.
It's not like doing this would be received poorly. Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" did this to great success when it abruptly killed off her love interest Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) even though he had a big role in the comics and the two lead actors displayed effortless chemistry.
But "Infinity War" needs to kill off a few characters, right?
When "Infinity War" comes to theaters, there will be well over 20 big superheroes on screen. They can't all make it out alive, right? You would think so! But I'm not holding my breath. Why? "Black Panther" introduces technology that makes it so Black Panther's sister can basically bring back anyone from the brink of death — as long as they can make it to her secret lab in Wakanda on time.
This is probably why we see War Machine/Rhodey (Don Cheadle) up and about in "Infinity War" after suffering a debilitating injury in "Captain America: Civil War." (It's also a way to keep the merchandise machine going.)
It's a reminder that there are no stakes or consequences in Marvel movies. Frankly, it's getting old.
Michael B. Jordan was in the best shape of his life when he played the title character in the hit movie “Creed,” but to play a superhero villain in “Black Panther,” he knew he had to be superhero big. And there was only one guy who could get him there.
Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet has been working consistently with Jordan since they connected on the set of 2015’s “Fantastic Four.” At that time Calliet said Jordan could barely lift 25 pounds, but by the end of filming one of the movie’s producers asked Calliet to slow down the training because Jordan could barely fit into his Johnny Storm suit.
Calliet said when Jordan contacted him about playing Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther” the actor only sent him a picture of the character from the comic book.
“He told me, 'I need to look like this,' and it's a picture of Killmonger fighting Black Panther,” Calliet told Business Insider. “He was very big, so I knew I had to make Mike look like a free safety or a Marine. If you want to be a villain you have to have that savage type of demeanor. “
To get Jordan to that kind of body type, Calliet would put him through a very different kind of regimen compared to “Creed.”
Can't let the day end without wishing my brother from another mother a Happy Birthday! We started in the gym 4yrs ago and you have been like a brother ever since. Just because we're not blood doesn't mean we're not family and just because i haven't known you your whole life doesn't mean i can't call you a best friend! I'm proud to see the man your becoming and your best is yet to come! Love ya bro bro🙏🏽
As Calliet did a lot of cardio work to get Jordan into a boxer look to play Adonis Creed, for Killmonger he needed the actor to put on muscle. That meant doing a weightlifting program to give him intense muscle training.
It was nothing fancy, just basic weight training: bench press, lat pull downs, dead lifts. While also eating six meals a day. They went on for six days a week for a few months leading up to production.
The work then intensified to interval training closer to shooting.
Dumbbell curls to lat pull downs; dips to pull ups to push ups; incline bench press to fly presses.
At one point, Jordan was lifting with 115-pound dumbbells.
Calliet said Jordan added 15 pounds of muscle from “Creed” to “Black Panther.” But the trainer admitted none of it was fun for Jordan, and that’s just what Calliet intended.
“The way I train, the person never gets used to it,” Calliet said. “I would have him do squats and then move right to burpees — that’s not a good feeling. It was nothing that was enjoyable.”
But it’s the finished product that both men strived for, and they can’t be happier with the result. Calliet said he got chills seeing Jordan on screen.
“When I was bodybuilding competing the saying always was, ‘Shows are won from the back,’ so that scene where Killmonger and Black Panther fight, you can see Mike’s back and the definition and the lat spread, all the work we put in is highlighted in that one scene.”
However, the work continues today. With shooting for “Creed 2” beginning in April, Calliet and Jordan have been training getting the actor back to looking like a boxer.
“We were in New York City working out at 3 a.m. the other day,” Calliet said. “I promise you, the body I’m bringing to the screen for ‘Creed 2’ is going to be better than any of the work I’ve ever done.”
"Black Panther" is currently playing in theaters.
"Black Panther" actor Chadwick Boseman may know the basics about his Marvel superhero, but he got schooled in a trivia competition about the character by his co-star Michael B. Jordan.
The two, along with "Black Panther" star Lupita Nyong'o, sat down with Wired to answer questions about themselves and the comic-book character. One thing's clear: Jordan's knowledge of Black Panther is pretty extensive and impressive.
The video cuts between Boseman and Jordan answering questions about the Wakandan native and it's funny to see their answers side by side. While Boseman has a general knowledge about the character, Jordan, who has said he grew up a Black Panther fan, goes to great lengths to answer each question as thoroughly as possible.
Take a look:
The question: Who is Black Panther?
Boseman:"The King and protector of Wakanda."
Jordan:"Fought Captain America, historically throughout Marvel comic history."
The question: Does Black Panther have superpowers?
Boseman:"Yes, even beyond his suit."
Jordan:"Yeah, he does. He takes a heart-shaped herb, gives him super strength, a lot of cat-like qualities. Pretty cool."
The question:Who is stronger, Black Panther or Captain America?
Boseman: "Black Panther."
Jordan:"They're the same, but Black Panther edged out Captain America almost every battle that they had throughout Marvel history. So, I'm going to say Black Panther is stronger. Captain America's shield is made out of Vibranium, comes from Wakanda ... that's how they're kind of connected. So, yeah, I'll say Black Panther for sure."
The question:Who would win in a fight, Black Panther or Wolverine?
Jordan: "Technically, Wolverine I think. Maybe — only because I know Wolverine would kill somebody in a heartbeat. Black Panther, it might take a little bit longer for him to get there and Wolverine would probably get the fight over real quick. So I think that's more of a personality thing rather than an ability. And Wolverine could regenerate so it would be pretty difficult to kill him. I'll think about that one."
The question: Does Black Panther kill?
Jordan: "Black Panther can kill when he absolutely has to, but he would much rather not kill somebody."
The question: Who is Black Panther's enemy?
Boseman: "Black Panther's enemy is Klaue."
Jordan: "Enemy? Historically speaking? That would be me, Erik Killmonger."
And, in case you're wondering, no, Jordan is not related to that Michael Jordan. But he does play basketball.
"Black Panther" is in theaters Friday, February 16. You can follow along with our coverage here.
If you have five minutes, it's worth watching the trio's full video below.
Hold on tight, because it looks like the box office for "Black Panther" is going to be out of this world by the end of the weekend.
The Thursday preview numbers are in and the latest Marvel movie took in $25.2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That's the best Thursday preview for February (beating out "Deadpool," $12.7 million) and the second-best preview for a Marvel movie (just under "Avengers: Age of Ultron," $27.6 million).
This all looks to be leading up to the movie having a gigantic opening weekend that could be north of $170 million domestically by the time we get to Presidents' Day on Monday.
Directed by Ryan Coogler ("Creed"), the first-ever standalone Marvel movie focused on a black character has been a hit with critics, as it has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes score (the best ever for a Marvel Cinematic Universe title).
And with this kind of Thursday performance it's pretty certain that general audiences are going to love it, too.
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A handful of Twitter users have been called out for posting fake claims of racially motivated assaults at showings of Marvel's "Black Panther," Buzzfeed reported Friday.
Many of the false claims have used unrelated photos of physically abused women to suggest that assaults took place at screenings of the film on Thursday.
Others on Twitter have called out the fake claims of assault, citing the original photos of the abused women used in the fabricated posts.
This is a 2013 photo from Serbia about domestic violence. The model has make up on. Here’s another photo with the same model: pic.twitter.com/C37GD8aV3Y— Gan Sharma (@brooklyn3r) February 16, 2018
Twitter has already taken down a number of posts previously reported by Buzzfeed.
The intricate stop-motion comedy "Early Man" is bringing cavemen and the Bronze Age to theaters with the help of several famous British actors. From "Game of Thrones" alum Maisie Williams to the Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne, the "Early Man" cast is brimming with star power.
Keep reading for a look at all the major animated characters and the actors who voice them. "Early Man" arrives in theaters on February 16.
Dug is a big-hearted caveman and the main protagonist of "Early Man."
Dug is played by Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne.
Hognob is Dug's pet (you guessed it) hog.
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Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Black Panther."
Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o don't just play background characters, they're front and center for the majority of the movie. And there's one scene in particular that will have women cheering.
Early in the film, Okoye (Gurira) and Nakia (Nyong'o) head to South Korea with T'Challa/Black Panther to track down Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis).
You may remember him as one of the villains in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." He was the one who got his arm ripped off by Ultron (James Spader).
It turns out Klaue is also an enemy of T'Challa and his country of Wakanda. Years back, he stole a bunch of vibranium, the world's strongest fictional metal. Now, he has some that he wants to sell off to the highest bidder.
The trio encounter Klaue and get involved in a high-stakes shootout in an underground casino.
Though we see T'Challa get involved in the action, the majority of the fight sequences belong to Gurira and Nyong'o's characters.
That's not the most impressive part. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, Nakia tosses something at one of Klaue's gang members. You'll probably just think it's any old item she found on the ground. However, if you're paying close attention, you'll notice that she took off her high heel and tossed it at one of the antagonists amid the action.
It didn't stop there.
When Nakia and Okoye got in a car to chase after Klaue, the movie makes a point not once, but twice to emphasize that Nakia is driving barefoot. That means, not only is she driving barefoot, but she has been running around the makeshift casino and street of South Korea barefoot.
Fans are loving it.
Okay, but what about when Lupita took off her high heel to beat ole dude up in the S. Korean club? And then when they kept cutting to her BAREFOOT during the chase scene? Amazing.— TLK Jr. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 (@i0rt_) February 16, 2018
LUPITA DRIVING BAREFOOT— MADWIZ (@madfuckinwiz) February 16, 2018
Why this is a big deal
If you've watched most action movies with women, they're almost always fighting in heels and it makes little sense.
Zoe Saldana's "Guardians of the Galaxy" character went from planet to planet in heels.
If female characters aren't fighting in heels, then they're impractically running in them. No movie may have been a bigger offender of this than 2015's "Jurassic World." The movie was called out for showing Bryce Dallas Howards' character run away from a T. rex in heels.
If you've ever tried running in heels, you know it's next to impossible without eventually losing one or both. Any real woman running away from a T. rex would have ditched those heels in an instant to run barefoot.
The scene looked so ridiculously unrealistic that it quickly became a meme.
It's remarkably refreshing to see in "Black Panther" and it's why people are excited to see one of Marvel's upcoming characters, Captain Marvel, wearing flat and functional footwear as well.
Fans at a theater in Atlanta, Georgia were baffled when "Fifty Shades Freed" started playing instead of "Black Panther." The two films couldn't be any more different. While the former is the final chapter in the romantic/erotic "Fifty Shades" trilogy inspired by a series of novels that started as a "Twilight" fanfiction, the latter is a superhero film from Marvel Studios that follows T'Challa as he formally becomes the king and protector of Wakanda.
Anticipation for "Black Panther" has been intense and is only fueled by critics' rave reviews for the newest Marvel blockbuster. Countless fans lined up to catch the first wide screening of the blockbuster on Thursday night, some even making it an event by bringing their whole family and friends. There are some, however, who had to wait a bit longer to finally catch the Ryan Coogler-directed film, after a small misunderstanding in the theater they went to showed the wrong movie.
Twitter user The Chef (Steve) uploaded footage from his screening of "Black Panther" Thursday night at Regal's Atlantic Station location, where the theaters played "Fifty Shades Freed" by accident. The packed theater had to sit through 10-minutes of the Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson-led film before the management was able to rectify the situation. Fortunately, people at the theater didn't take the mistake too seriously. As seen in the clip, many of them were laughing at the situation, including the poster of the video. Check out the hilarious tweet below:
Aiight so this happened at Atlantic Station. They played 50 shades instead of black panther pic.twitter.com/5WhvX270Y5— The Chef (Steve) (@ChefWaites) February 16, 2018
I never laughed so hard. I’m happy i came to the black theatre pic.twitter.com/pxdTFK4Qt3— The Chef (Steve) (@ChefWaites) February 16, 2018
"Black Panther" is already a hit after grossing over $25 million in Thursday preview screenings alone, surpassing the Thursday opening for even 2016's "Captain America: Civil War." This puts the film on track to nab a 3-day opening of $185 million with a total 4-day President's Day weekend haul of $210 million, having already shattered ticket pre-sale records. The question now is if the movie will have legs to maintain its box office performance over the next few week. That won't be that be difficult, given that there won't be any major competition until "A Wrinkle In Time" rolls out on March 9.
Good word of mouth will only help the movie's performance at the box office. "Black Panther" is already one of the highest rated superhero films on Rotten Tomatoes and, despite clocking in at two hours and 15 minutes, never drags thanks to its majestic visuals, cool action set pieces, and the cast's riveting performance – meaning, it's a very re-watchable movie. Beyond its earnings, "Black Panther" is expected to have a significant effect on racial awareness and proper cultural representation in Hollywood, similar to the social impact of DC's "Wonder Woman."
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Bill Hader is known for his characters while doing eight seasons of "Saturday Night Live," playing the lovable leading man in "Trainwreck," and his voice work on everything from "South Park" to "Inside Out."
But he also helped bring to life one of the most memorable characters of the current "Star Wars" trilogy: BB-8.
It's a highlight in his filmography Hader is shy to discuss because, he said, "Anybody could do what I did."
While making "The Force Awakens," director J.J. Abrams called on Hader to voice the droid (previously, Abrams had actor Ben Schwartz come in to do an English-language dub of the droid).
"That is J.J. Abrams being a really nice guy," Hader told Business Insider while promoting his upcoming series on HBO, "Barry" (airing March 25). "That's him saying, 'I know you like "Star Wars," do you want to come and do this?'"
Hader said he tried to come up with a voice for BB-8, but it wasn't working. He left and felt he blew his chance at being a part of the saga. Then the actor said Abrams called him back again, "I mean, there were billboards already out for the movie," said Hader in describing how close it was to the movie opening when he got the second call.
This time, Hader spoke into a talk box while Abrams messed with an effects app on his iPhone and out of that came the basis for the BB-8 voice and it put Hader into "Star Wars" lore.
"I mean, I'm signing BB-8 pictures now," Hader said.
But is he getting residual checks from it?
Hader said that he did not take part in any of the work that went into BB-8 for "The Last Jedi," but he does have a credit on "The Force Awakens." Actors receive yearly payments when movies begin getting sold on Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, or begin to air on TV (actors in television series get residuals when the shows are sold to syndication).
Will Hader get that sweet Disney money for years to come?
"That's a good question, I should ask my business manager," Hader said with a laugh. "You're finding out how bad I am at this. If my dad reads this he would lose his sh--. 'You gotta know how much f---ing money you have, you moron!'"
Processing it all for a moment, all Hader could answer was, "I mean, I would hope so."
It looks like everyone took a trip to Wakanda this weekend.
Marvel's long-awaited release of "Black Panther" opened over the weekend and exceeded all domestic box office industry projections. It took in an estimated $192 million over three days and is looking to make $218.2 million by the end of Presidents' Day, according to boxofficepro.com.
The $192 million three-day take is the fifth-best ever, passing "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($191.2 million). For a four-day opening, the movie is fifth-best all-time, knocking out "Age of Ultron ($204.4 million).
Playing on just over 4,000 screens, Disney gave "Black Panther" the "Star Wars" treatment in regards to blanketing the country with its latest release.
After its Thursday preview screenings took in $25.2 million— the best-ever for February and second-best out of the Marvel franchise — the movie earned an astounding $75.8 million on Friday — the eighth-best Friday opening ever (passing 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises," $75.7 million). Earning around $68 million on Saturday proved that "Black Panther" wasn't front-loaded.
Basically the movie industry got a taste of a summer blockbuster in February, a rarity but something that the movie theaters are ecstatic about.
Not even Disney expected this kind of event feel that the movie has had on the country.
From its record-breaking pre-ticket sales months leading up to this weekend and the critical reaction to the movie (97% on Rotten Tomatoes), director Ryan Coogler ("Creed") has brought to the screen a movie that isn't just a money-maker, but an important cultural moment as it gave the black community a long-awaited superhero movie they can call their own.
And telling diverse stories won't end here for Disney.
On March 9, they will be releasing "A Wrinkle in Time," the adaptation of the popular sci-fi novel by Madeleine L'Engle directed by Ava DuVernay ("Selma").